Here is a compassionate and well-written account of the sad death of Steve Smith, a long-time Republican legislator in the Minnesota House of Representatives. When I served as a page, Smith was known and respected by House staff as one of the good guys. He was smart, independent of mind, humble, and kind to the staff no matter how low their station. I never heard him speak on the House floor, perhaps because he was in the minority that year. But he had a reputation as a brain. 


Here is a compassionate and well-written account of the sad death of Steve Smith, a long-time Republican legislator in the Minnesota House of Representatives. When I served as a page, Smith was known and respected by House staff as one of the good guys. He was smart, independent of mind, humble, and kind to the staff no matter how low their station. I never heard him speak on the House floor, perhaps because he was in the minority that year. But he had a reputation as a brain.